the dove

the dove is still flying

The dove op shop is open for business, and taking all precautions in light of the Covid pandemic.

Opening hours are:
10am to 4pm, Mon. – Wed.
10am-1pm on Thurs. – Sat.

Donations  are   received:
Mon. – Wed.   10am-3pm.
Thurs. – Fri.  10am-Noon

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Ocean Grove Uniting Church
Outreach Centre & Op. Shop – the dove

The Ocean Grove Uniting Church Outreach Centre Opportunity Shop, known to most as the dove, offers good quality second hand clothing, books, linen, jewellery, toys and bric-a-brac, and at various times, new clothing generously donated by Stage II.  The Ocean Grove Uniting Church set up the op-shop with the vision of giving away as much as possible of the profits to support other organisations, and providing consistent support to UnitingCare Geelong. Since opening in April 2011, Ocean Grove Uniting Church, through the dove, has donated more than $600,000 to community and church groups locally, across Australia and around the world.   At each distribution of funds, a list of groups supported is released. Our 2018 distribution of funds amounted to $80,000 and included:


Uniting Barwon $24,000
Uniting Barwon Education Assistance Program $8,000
Bellarine Secondary College $4,000
Scope $1,000
Allannah and Madeline Foundation $1,000
Surfside Primary School $2,000
Ocean Grove Primary School $2,000
Wallington Primary School $2,000
Bridge The Gap Australia $1,000
Ocean Grove Uniting Church Christmas Hampers $2,000
The Royal Women’s Hospital Foundation $1,000
Riding for the Disabled (Barwon) $1,000
Rural Australians For Refugees (Queenscliff) $1,000
Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Breast Cancer Support Group $500
Geelong Coast Day for Girls (Hygiene Kits) $1000
Ocean Grove Uniting Church Loaves & Fishes Pantry $1,100
Bicycles for Humanity $500
The Outpost  $1,000
Disabled Surfers’ Association $1,000
Save The Children Australia $500
Ardoch Youth Foundation $500
Barwon Heads Dolphins Girl Guides $1,000
Bellarine Catchment Network $1,000
Burnet Institute $1,000
Burnet Institute (Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies) $500
Life Education Geelong $500
Fight Cancer Foundation $1,000
The Leprosy Mission $2,000
Cherished Pets Foundation $500
Lazarus Community Centre Geelong $1,400
Barwon Health Foundation $1,000
Barwon Health Foundation Kids Appeal $1,000
Andrew Love Cancer Centre $1,000
Samaritan House Geelong $2,000
Geelong Inclusive $1,000
The Queen’s Fund $1,000
Light Of Day Australia Inc. $2,000
Bellarine Community Support Register $1000
Indigenous Literacy Foundation $500
Frontier Services $1000
Assistance Dogs (Australia) $1000
Bellarine Paddlers Ocean Grove $500
Marhaba Inc. $500
Ocean Grove and District Men’s Shed $500

the dove is located on the Ocean Grove Uniting Church property, on the corner of Eggleston Street and The Parade, on beach side of the car park.

Opening hours:
Monday – Wednesday  10.00am – 4.00pm
Thursday – Saturday 10.00am – 1:00pm
Closed some Public Holidays

Phone: 5255 4651

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An open, virtual door to the world